Quick reminder: I am the carrier of an x-linked genetic disorder, so we will be doing IVF with PGD to avoid passing it to our children. I also have endometriosis and my husband has low morphology (under 4). To put it bluntly, I am terrified and so darn excited to get this ball rolling. We had our initial consult back in December.
The PGD probe (developed to test for my family's disorder) will be developed over the course of the next 14 weeks. We will do our cycle before the test is done and freeze any embies we get. We have to use ICSI because with PGD it is critical for only one sperm's DNA to touch a given egg. I found this interesting and wanted to share. On day 5 after our ER, the biopsy (single cell) from each embryo will be taken and cry-preserved until our probe is complete in late May. Once the probe is complete, we will test the embies. We are likely to have a 23% "healthy" embryo rate after PGD testing (statistically eliminates 50%) and PGS testing to check for aneuploidy (statistically eliminates more...can't remember the number) and supposedly after all the eliminating, we are likely to have a 23% healthy embryo rate.
Tomorrow we meet with our RE for a check-in and to lay out our "plan." I'm hoping I'll be a late March lucky duck and an early-April "?" for ER. :) It feels like it has been a several year journey to get to this appointment...after finding out I'm a carrier, and then doing all the darn fertility tests...I am so ready for our plan.
Any advice on what to be sure to ask the RE since we will have her to ourselves for an hour tomorrow? What did you ask at your "create a plan" appointment?